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BAIADA ancestry

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David Salvia (View posts)
Posted: 991990665000
Hi Nicole,

I wondered about that J in Italian records, but there were other names like Mannoja and Ajello (though some of the records read Mannoia and Aiello). The records I'm reading from Sicily have other Spanish surnames like Martinez and Rodriguez.

If you want to email me:

There are 8 Bajata's listed in the Sicilian phone book...The earliest Bajata that I've heard of was in Malta in the 1730's. I've never done a search in any Spanish records, but I can give it a try.

I went to a few online translators and found:

baiata means shouting in Italian.
bajada means slope or descent, minimum (taxi fare) and down, in Spanish.

The earliest of my ancestors' from Sicily arrived in the US about 1900.


SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Bajata Nicole 991360862000 
David Salvia 991990665000 
Nicole 992269699000 
James Bianco 1159209173000 
James Bianco 1159209353000 
James Bianco 1159552206000 
sbajada 1041726652000 
David Salvia 1043448564000 
Steve Bajada 1043535218000 
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